Buspirone vs Ritalin

Buspirone
(Rx)
Ritalin
(Rx)
Buspirone is an anxiety medication.
Ritalin is an ADHD medication and a nervous system medication.
Satisfaction Score
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3.8
Very Satisfied
Satisfaction Score
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3.3
Moderately Satisfied
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
3.2
Concern level
1.7
Helpfulness
for Anxiety
2.3
Concern level
1.7
Approval Date
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Not Available
December 5, 1955
Number of discussions around the web Number of discussions + -
12,408 Discussions
195,443 Discussions
Taken For
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Condition
Number of posts
#1 for Anxiety
#2 for Depression
#3 for Panic Attacks
#4 for GAD
#6 for Panic
Buspirone is prescribed for Anxiety and Depression and is mostly mentioned together with these indications.
Condition
Number of posts
#1 for ADHD
#2 for ADD
#3 for Depression
#4 for Anxiety
#5 for Narcolepsy
#6 for Inattentive
Ritalin is prescribed for ADHD and ADD and is mostly mentioned together with these indications. Our data suggest that it is taken for Depression and Anxiety, although it is not approved for these conditions.
Side Effects and Concerns
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Bus
Withdrawal Symptoms
8
Dizziness
6
Nausea
5
Weight Gain
5
Drowsiness
4
Seizures
2
Numbness
1
Shortness of Breath
1
Mania
1
Dry Mouth
1
Rit
Addiction
7
Headaches
3
Euphoria
3
Withdrawal Symptoms
3
Irritability
3
Drowsiness
2
Psychosis
2
Nausea
1
Mood Swings
1
Paranoia
1
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Buspirone
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Ritalin
Rit
Withdrawal Symptoms
Bus
Rit
8
3
Dizziness
Bus
Rit
6
0
Nausea
Bus
Rit
5
1
Weight Gain
Bus
Rit
5
0
Drowsiness
Bus
Rit
4
2
Seizures
Bus
Rit
2
0
Numbness
Bus
Rit
1
0
Shortness of Breath
Bus
Rit
1
0
Mania
Bus
Rit
1
0
Dry Mouth
Bus
Rit
1
0
Addiction
Rit
Bus
7
0
Headaches
Rit
Bus
3
0
Euphoria
Rit
Bus
3
0
Withdrawal Symptoms
Rit
Bus
3
8
Irritability
Rit
Bus
3
0
Drowsiness
Rit
Bus
2
4
Psychosis
Rit
Bus
2
0
Nausea
Rit
Bus
1
5
Mood Swings
Rit
Bus
1
0
Paranoia
Rit
Bus
1
0
Pregnancy Category (FDA) OpenClose all pregnancy categories
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a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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B Category B
Before taking Buspirone during pregnancy, consult your doctor or pharmacists to weigh the risks and benefits.
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Alcohol warning
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There may be a negative interaction between Buspirone and alcohol.
Method of use
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Pill
Pill
Dosages
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Tablet: 5 mg, 7.5 mg, 10 mg, 15 mg, 30 mg
Tablet: 5 mg, 10 mg, 20 mg
Food Instructions
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Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Do not consume alcohol when taking methylphenidate as it may increase methylphenidate's toxicity.
Ingredients
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Buspirone Hcl
Methylphenidate
Drug Interactions
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Interaction between Buspirone and Ritalin: Interaction not known, but may still exist. Always consult your doctor before taking these medications together. Do not stop taking the medications without a physician's advice.
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